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The Demise of International Record Review
Posted by Colin Mackie on April 3, 2015, 1:52 pm
I hope that it is permitted on an online music forum such as this to express my very deep sadness at the demise of "International Record Review"? Over the past few years this magazine has more than filled the void created by the sad decline in the length and the depth of reviews published in "The Gramophone". For a time I bought both magazines but more out of residual loyalty to "The Gramophone" (which I first started buying in the early 1960s). IRR had a team of highly informed reviewers-people like Martin Anderson, Piers Burton-Page, Robert Matthew Walker, the late Malcolm MacDonald and many others-who wrote eloquently and with deep knowledge, particularly of the more obscure repertoire.
It may be that the future for reviews of classical cds will lie with online sites like this. I certainly visit Musicweb every day. What I regret-as a traditionalist-is now being without an actual gossy magazine to hold, read and collect.
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